Dr Meredith Perry (BPhty, MManipTh(Distinction), PhD) is a senior lecturer, Associate Dean for Post-Graduate Studies and physiotherapist at the University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy. She has a specific interest in the role of person-centred care for enabling health and well-being (of which physical activity is once component) and how societal and political discourse can lead to inaccessible services, resources and environments and health inequity for people with long term conditions and/or disability. She is an experienced mixed-methods researcher who works collaboratively across disciplines. Since 2013 she has been a PI on six and AI on 15 successful competitive research funding applications (> NZD $1, 500,000). One current project is using a participatory action model to co-create a culturally sensitive, web-based pain management programme. She has (co)-published over 30 papers the most recent being “The social networks of New Zealand patients with multimorbidity and the work of those nominated as their ‘significant supporters’: An exploratory study”. She has presented nationally and internationally, most recently at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. She on the executive committee for the Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence at the University of Otago and an Associate Editor for the New Zealand Physiotherapy Journal.